Linked by David Adams on Mon 21st Jul 2008 14:44 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Linux Linus Torvalds is remarkable, not only for being the technical genius who wrote Linux, but for then being able to inspire and lead an enormous team of people to devote their free time to work on the operating system and bring it to maturity. We sent Richard Morris off to interview Linus, and find out more.
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Cool 'n all...
by ohxten on Mon 21st Jul 2008 19:03 UTC
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2008-02-17

That's cool and all... but how many Torvalds interviews do we have to have?

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RE: Cool 'n all...
by satan666 on Mon 21st Jul 2008 19:37 in reply to "Cool 'n all..."
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2008-04-18

That's cool and all... but how many Torvalds interviews do we have to have?


Wow, someone actually complained that Linux gets too much press coverage! When Steve and Bill produce the tiniest fart you've got every single reporter covering it.

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RE[2]: Cool 'n all...
by ohxten on Mon 21st Jul 2008 22:05 in reply to "RE: Cool 'n all..."
ohxten Member since:
2008-02-17

When Steve and Bill produce the tiniest fart you've got every single reporter covering it.


I hope by "you're" you mean the media, not me.

I just meant there are about a million Linus Torvalds interviews out there, and most of them either consist of the same questions, or are answered in his book _Just For Fun_. I really respect LT, but I'm tired of all of the same old-same old interviews.

Edited 2008-07-21 22:06 UTC

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RE: Cool 'n all...
by Soulbender on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 04:46 in reply to "Cool 'n all..."
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2005-08-18

Hopefully more like this one since it's actually good.

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RE: Cool 'n all...
by irbis on Tue 22nd Jul 2008 08:16 in reply to "Cool 'n all..."
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2005-07-08

That's cool and all... but how many Torvalds interviews do we have to have?

Perhaps in a way you might be partly right... (although I haven't seen another new Torvalds interview online for at least a month.. ;) ) But - in my opinion - there are again so many good points made by Linus in this interview that I cannot help but recommend the story and mark it as a "starred" story also. Just read Linus' comments concerning software patents, for example:

"patents are very much used to stop competition, which is undeniably the most powerful way to encourage innovation. Anybody who argues for patents is basically arguing against open markets and competition, but they never put it in those terms.

It's also distressing to see that people patent ideas. It's not even a working 'thing'; it's just a small way of doing things that you try to patent, just to have a weapon in an economic fight. Sad. Patents have lost all redeeming value, if they ever had any.
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Edited 2008-07-22 08:18 UTC

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